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Our Work

This facilitates networking, resource and experience sharing among its members and partners across the continent. Its website has become a major source of information for advocates, researchers and policy makers with more than 200,000 in the year 2013. Through our website and listserves, we disseminate...

AFIC invests resources to equip its staff with relevant skills to support members and effectively lead regional and continental advocacy and monitoring. In addition, the centre develops tools and methodologies to support itself and members in their work. AFIC organises training opportunities and study tours...

The objective of this programme area is to improve the legal and policy environment for African citizens' enjoyment of their fundamental right of access to information. Since 2010, five more African Union member states have adopted national access to information laws, bringing the number of...

Research on access to information in Africa is still at a very nascent stage. The importance of credible information in developing effective advocacy strategies cannot be over emphasized. AFIC works to build and strengthen access to information knowledge base through research in order to create...

The African Union recognizes the right to information through different treaties including the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, the Declaration of Principles of Freedom of Expression in Africa, the African Charter on Democracy Elections and Governance, the African Union Convention on Preventing and...

Poor governance poses a major obstacle to Africa's development and provision of social services. The lack of appropriate checks and balances, citizen voice and participation triggers widespread bureaucratic, political, and grand corruption. Public contracting, one of the key areas where the public and private sector...

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) was launched on September 20, 2011 by 8 founding governments (Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, and United States). It is a global multilateral initiative aimed at securing concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens,...